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Gallen-Kallela Museum, Tarvaspää, Espoo, Finland The so-called "metropolitan area" in Finland combines Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo (Espoo), and Kauniainen. Espoo is one of the centers of location of numerous regional and international representational conventions, trade shows, seminars and conferences. Here you will find leading research centers in the field of geology, high technology and latest developments. Green City was designed in the middle of last century by the leading architects of the country (Tapiola). Built on the principles of conservation and restoration of nature, now it’s a part of Espoo and a favorite place of rest for residents of Espoo as well as newcomers. To the service of tourists and residents are various department stores, specialty stores, cafes, restaurants and, of course, beautiful hotels.
Espoo residents recommend visitors of the city to take advantage of the platform installed on one of the high-rise buildings in the center of Tapiola. Here visitors will be able to admire magnificent landscapes of diverse and remarkably harmonious nature of this country.
Among other attractions of this place are Otso Gallery with its rich exhibition, Clocks Museum, and Cultural Center. Finally, a beautiful tropical complex with the romantic name "Serena" provides an opportunity to swim in the indoor and outdoor pools. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The special symbol of the city is the Glims Farmstead Museum. This unusual museum was opened in the territory of the old peasant mansion in 1958. Today, it consists of 11 buildings, including unique constructions of the 17th century. The visitors of the museum can learn about how peasants lived in the past. Its exhibits include rare ethnographic and historical artifacts. In the museum, literary evenings, master classes in different crafts, and festivals dedicated to national culture are often held.
In Espoo, there is the Car Museum that is one of the oldest museums in the country. Its collection includes over a hundred old cars and about 40 motorbikes. Here, you can also see the cars that are quite untypical for Finland. They have been transferred from the Eastern European countries. They are a true value for the country. In the museum, you can also see legendary Russian cars.
Fans of nature attractions can take interesting excursions around the Laajalaht Nature Reserve. On its territory, there is an interesting historical attraction. This is the old Villa Elfik built for one of the local baroness in 1904. Nowadays, the old historical building serves as a natural-science museum that tells its visitors about the nature of this place. There are also a lot of interesting hiking routes in the reserve.
An early morning in February at the old Cathedral in Espoo, Finland In the city surroundings, there is the Raseborg Castle. The magnificent strengthening construction has been only partially preserved to this day. The exact date of the castle construction is not known. It is suggested that it was built in 1374. The castle was constructed on the cliff top and was used as intended until the 19th century. Today, the historical building is being reconstructed. For the natives, the ruins of the fortress are a place where interesting events are often held. Here, unusual markets in the medieval style are opened and festivals and fairs are held.
Espoo is famous for its picturesque parks too. In the city, there is the largest landscape park in the country, Marketta. The park is decorated by the best gardeners in the country. Every year, exhibitions and other events dedicated to the landscape design are held in the park.

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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Espoo
♥   Castle 'Sibbesborg' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Suomenlinna' Helsinki, 19.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Junkarsborg' , 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hakoinen Castle' , 74.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tallinn Toompea Castle' , 85.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Espoo
♥   National Park 'Nuuksion kansallispuisto' , 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sipoonkorven kansallispuisto' , 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Liesjärven kansallispuisto' , 69.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tammisaaren saariston kansallispuisto' , 78.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Torronsuon kansallispuisto' , 80.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Espoo and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma' Helsinki, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ateneum Art Museum' Helsinki, 16.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Espoo from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Uspenskin Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
Vaulted ceilings of the church are decorated with a wonderful art painting. Another peculiarity of the decoration is the huge chandeliers. On the territory of the cathedral has placed an old chapel. Today it is used for temporary exhibitions and other social-cultural events. The cathedral is situated right in the centre of Helsinki, that’s why every guest of the city can acquaint with it and will never miss. … Read further

Helsingin Paarautatieasema

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
However, the station has some peculiar elements. The entrance is decorated with the sculptural composition "Lyhdynkantajat". This part of decoration belongs to Emil Wikström. The inner decoration of the station also has a special atmosphere. The central hall is decorated with the huge chandeliers. There were placed wonderful polished wood benches, where travelers can wait for their train. Note that the main decoration of the hall is the huge stained-glass window. More than that, there has placed one of the most famous national restaurants in Helsinki. It attracts people with the outstanding design, its walls are decorated with the handmade paintings. … Read further
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